GALLERY | Local Primary Schools celebrate Book Week with style


Victoria Stone-Meadows


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Australian screen and television personality, Deborah Mailman, visited the Mossman State School for Book Week. All images: Victoria Stone-Meadows.

Primary schools across the country have celebrated all things reading a books this week with annual Book Week celebrations, including dress-ups and parades. 

Schools in the Douglas Shire were no different with parents, guardians, brothers and sisters and everyone in between helping put together spectacular costumes of book characters to the festivities.

In 1946 the the Children’s Book Council of Australia established their annual book awards to promote books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

Each year, across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week.

As the celebrations have grown over the years and Australian children's authors and illustrators have become more well-known, so too has the pageantry around the annual book week parades.

Check out the photos from Book Week at Port Douglas and Mossman State Schools and St Augustine's Primary School: 

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